Update 5: Armies of Isengard – Instance Pack Preview [img]

Update 5: Armies of Isengard for LOTRO, along with many other changes, will introduce five new dungeons for adventurers to conquer to round out the Rise of Isengard expansion – three small fellowship (three-person) instances, one full fellowship (six-person) and a massive, winged, 12-person raid in the style of Ost Dunhoth. All but one of them were available to test on Bullroarer with rewards augmented by the new Instance Finder. Official pricing has yet to be released, but the instance pack was offered at 1495 Turbine Points on Bullroarer. I took some screenshots of the entry areas, but first check out the cluster description from the game manual:

Dargnákh Unleashed [3-person]

Enlist as part of a covert mission to sabotage the inner workings of the Isengard war machine. Cause widespread destruction by turning a wild troll against its would-be masters and uncover clues about Saruman’s nefarious plan taking shape within the shadows of Orthanc!

Fangorn’s Edge [3-person]

Scout out and disrupt one of Saurman’s lumber operations on the outskirts of Fangorn forest. Eliminate Uruk foresters and guards and contend with their violent overseer but beware for when Fangorn forest is involved not everything is as it seems!

Pits of Isengard [3-person]

Descend into a forgotten laboratory in the caverns beneath Orthanc where twisted experiments still roam. Face terrible abominations, discarded as Saruman endeavored to perfect the monstrous Uruks. Make haste as you delve deeper into the pits and discover the truth about Saruman’s plans!

The Foundry [6-person]

Powerful and mysterious weapons have been appearing in the hands of soldiers under Saurman’s command. Infiltrate the Foundry, the sprawling subterranean heart of Saurman’s war effort, and disrupt the supply of the dangerous weapons to deal a fateful blow to Isengard!

The Tower of Orthanc [12-person]

Saruman of Many Colours has been laboring for far too long within Isengard, unimpeded and unseen. What terrible plan has he set in motion? Swing wide the gates of Orthanc and enter the dangerous and shadowy tower to confront the powerful traitor himself. Gather together your eleven most powerful allies and steel your resolve for, should you fail, all hope may be lost!

The new instances look mighty purrty. See my screenshots after the jump – Fangorn’s Edge

Pits of Isengard

The Foundry

The Tower of Orthanc – Saruman’s Laboratory

The Tower of Orthanc – Steamworks of Orthanc

The Tower of Orthanc – Experimentation Pit

The Tower of Orthanc – Orthanc Throne-room

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